/e/OS 2.0 arrives with LineageOS updates 20 improvements and more

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/e/OS is an Android-based operating system, free from Google, with its own web services

Few days ago the release of the new version was announced mobile operating system "/e/OS 2.0", version in which various improvements were implemented and among which the Android Auto support, the implemented privacy improvements and other things.

For those who are unaware of /e/OS, you should know that this mobile OS is positioned as a fork of Android (using LineageOS developments), free of Google services and infrastructure. This allows you to maintain compatibility with Android applications and simplify device support, while blocking the transfer of telemetry to Google servers and ensuring a high level of privacy. Implicit sending of information is also blocked, such as contacting Google servers by checking network availability, resolving DNS, and determining the exact time.

Main new features of /e/OS 2.0

In this new version, which is introduced from /e/OS 2.0 to the base system, fixes from LineageOS 20 branch have been carried over (based on Android 13). The microG package, with components to replace Google services, was updated to version 0.3.1.240913.

Regarding the improvements that were implemented, we can find in the Launcher, since the interface for launching programs has been updated, as well as now showing the number of unread notifications, the ability to set a dynamic wallpaper (live) and added new sets of app icons and background images.

In the application manager App Lounge, added support for filtering apps based on the presence of trackers, access to the source code or use of PWA (Progressive Web Apps) mode has been provided and the ability to ignore updated session messages has been provided.

Another new feature that /e/OS 2.0 presents is el Android Auto support to connect the smartphone to the car's infotainment systems, offering the user an optimized and safe experience to use certain phone applications while driving, using the car's screen.

In addition to it, also advanced privacy improvements have been implemented, as the packet interface that transmits fictitious location and IP address data to apps and also blocks user activity tracking systems built into apps has been updated. A “Wall of Shame” section has also been added to the home page, highlighting leaked and tracked apps.

Moreover, The notification has been redone with information about the licenses of the installed applications. For QR code scanning, a QR function has been integrated into the camera interface. In the calendar planner, the horizon for displaying past events has been expanded from 3 months to a year.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • The note-taking app (Notes) now allows you to work without being tied to an account.
  • The eDrive file synchronization package has been updated to version 1.5.
  • The browser has been updated to Chromium engine 123.0.6312.122.
  • The VoLTE icon, which confused some users, has been removed from the status bar of the calling interface.
  • Added a custom responsive icon for the PDF viewer.
  • The ability to turn on the flashlight by long pressing the power button is on by default.
  • Added additional volume settings that display when playing music over Bluetooth.
  • The firmware for Fairphone 5 has a simplified interface for selecting the priority network type.

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the details of this new release in the following link

Download and obtain /e/OS 2.0

For those interested in the project, you should know that a noteworthy aspect of /e/OS is the compatibility with many smartphones such as Murena One, Murena Fairphone 3+/4 and Murena Teracube 2e, editions of the phones are also offered OnePlus One, Fairphone 3+/4 and Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones with /e/OS firmware pre-installed. The platform supports 250 smartphone models.

To check the e/OS compatibility on your device you can do so In the following link.


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